Ireland India Institute Conference on South Asia

24th, 25th& 26thApril 2019

All Hallows Campus,

Dublin City University, Drumcondra, Dublin

 

Day One: Wednesday, 24th April 2019

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

Purcell House            

Registration
14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Sessions (two parallel panels)
Room:

AHCPG02

(Purcell House)

Panel One: Gendered Rights & Resistance – Manipur & Kashmir: Towards an experiential theorisation of contemporary forms of decoloniality

 

Uzma Falak Mehraj, University of Heidelberg

Women’s Intimate Worlds, Affective Female Alliance and Companionship of Resistance in Kashmir

 

Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics and Political Science

Vernacular rights cultures and the gendered politics of protest in a state of exception

 

Goldie Osuri, University of Warwick

& Uzma Falak Mehraj, University of Heidelberg

‘knew nothing about #kashmir . . . but admire its resistance against

colonialism’: Shifting (de)coloniality at the Tate

 

Chair: Dr. Mohd Tahir Ganie

 

Room:

AHCPG11

(Purcell House)

Panel Two: ‘Labours’ of Love

 

Salomi Jacob, Jyoti Nivas College

Sex Worker: Antithesis to the Ideal Aspirant

 

Nasrin Khandoker, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Spiritual vs. Sensual: Subversive female voices in Bhawaiya folk songs of North Bengal to challenge the hierarchy of love

 

Shanthalembi Lisham, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Marginality and the Politics of Protest: Reflection on Conversation with Female Sex Workers

 

Prateek Srivastava, University of Cincinnati

War and Violence against Women in Kashmir: The Creation and Neglect of Kashmiri Half-Widows

 

Ved Prakash, Central University of Rajasthan

Performing Gender, Inviting Abhorrence: A Study of Suffering and Violence through Hijras of Kashmir

 

Chair: Dr. Charu Gupta

 

15:30 – 16:00

 

Tea break

 

16:00 -17:30

Room: AHCSG05 (Senior House)

Welcome and Opening Address by Prof. Eileen Connolly, Director, Ireland India Institute

 

Keynote Address:

 

Romance and Religion: Illicit Intimacies in Modern India

 

Dr. Charu Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi

 

 

 

 

Day Two: Thursday, 25thApril 2019

 

 

10:00 – 10:15

AHCSG05 (Senior House)

 

 

Welcome by Dr. Jivanta Schottli, Ireland India Institute, DCU
 

10:15- 11:15 AHCSG05 (Senior House)

 

 

Keynote Lecture:

 

Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka and Beyond

 

Prof. Jonathan Spencer, Regius Professor of  South Asian Language, Culture and Society,  School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

 

11:15 – 11:30 Tea and Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Morning Session One  (four parallel panels)
Room:

AHCPG01

(Purcell House)

Panel Three:  Dynamics of State Formation in South Asia

 

Aafreen Mustafa, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Understanding the Changing Dynamic of Muslim Identity in Kolkata

 

Xenia Rasul, University of Cambridge

The Racialized Other: Pashtun Identity, and the Pakistan State

 

Chandra Upadhyay, Gauhati University & Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Muslim Minority Identity in Contemporary Nepal

 

Rajarshi Chakraborty, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Politicization of Foreign Aid and its Effect on Afghanistan, 2001-2016

 

Chair: Prof. Jonathan Spencer

 

Room:

AHCPG02

(Purcell House)

Panel Four: Literature and Cinema in Politics

 

Thea Buckley, Queen’s University Belfast

Recolonising the Nation: India’s indigenous filmic Titus (The Hungry) and Lear (Iyobinte Pusthakam)

 

Rosa Maria Garcia, Queen’s University Belfast

Localizing Romeo and Juliet: Ram-Leela and Indian Politics

 

Ankita Sethi, University of Delhi

Literature as an Alternative Site of Knowledge Construction: A Study of Punjab Crisis of 1980’s through selected Short Stories

 

Yasmin Ansari, Aligarh Muslim University

Representation of Widows in Select Bollywood Films

 

Chair: Dr. Giovanna Rampazzo

 

Room:

AHCPG10

(Purcell House)

Panel Five: Dalit Literature

 

Neelima B, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

The Affect, Space and Caste in Dalit Literature from India

 

Pratibha Biswas, Jamia Millia Islamia

Victims or Agents: Self-perception of Dalit Women in Pan on Fire

 

Chandna Singh Nirwan, Malaviya National Institute of Technology

Dalit Identity in Bama’s Karukku, Sangati, and Just One Word

 

Chair: Dr. Charu Gupta

 

Room:

AHCPG09

(Purcell House)

Panel Six: Colonialism and Culture

 

Ghulam Ali Shair, University of Warwick

The Case of Classical Music in Pakistan: A Post-Colonial Betrayal

 

Theertha Raj, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Imperial is In: Postcolonial constructs of heritage and nationhood in Indian haute couture

 

Shreyasi Pathak, National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar

Martial Music and Photography

 

Chair: Dr. Paola Rivetti

 

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Session (four parallel panels)
 

Room:

AHCPG01

(Purcell House)

Panel Seven: War and Partition Literature

 

Rimi Nath, North-Eastern Hill University

The “Long Shadow” of Bangladeshi Liberation War and the National Question: A Reading of Tahmima Anam’s Bengal Trilogy

 

Yogesh Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Thus I speak : Between real, real and rhetoric in Kashmir

 

Rajarshi Kalita, Dept. of English, University of Delhi

“Imagined” Fear: Contemporary Assamese Literature, Memory, and the Politics of Sub-National Identity

 

Simranjeet Kaur, Pondicherry University

Marginalization of Kashmiri Sikhs in Historical and Contemporary discourse

 

Chair: Dr. Sharon Murphy

 

 

Room:

AHCPG02

(Purcell House)

Panel Eight: Environmental Policies and Politics

 

Dhanasree Jayaram, University of Lausanne

A Divided South Asia at Climate Change Negotiations: Is there Room for Future Cooperation?

 

Jameson Karns, University of California

Die Indischen Wälder: Germany and the birth of the Indian Forest Department (1855-1910)

 

A. P. Payal, University of Delhi

Graphic storytelling and the Sundarbans– ecology, folklore, and equity

 

Ranjith Kallyani, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

The Politics of Environment and Politics against Environment: The Electoral Interests and Formation of an Anti-environment Populism.

 

Chair: Dr. Diarmuid Torney

 

Room:

AHCPG09

(Purcell House)

Panel Nine: Left, Right, Centre: Electoral Transformations

 

Smitana Saikia, FLAME University

Saffronizing the periphery: Examining shifting electoral dynamics in India’s northeast

 

Maria Amjad, University of Bologna

PTI in Power and the Limits of Populism

 

Steven Mace, University of Michigan

Voices on Walls: The Public Political Artwork of JNU Delhi

 

Samaira Khan, Independent Researcher

The First Systematic Study of Electoral System in Pakistan: The case of PTI

 

Chair: Prof. Subrata K. Mitra

 

Room:

AHCPG10

(Purcell House)

Panel Ten: Symbols and Objects in Nation Making

 

Samayita Banerjee, Ashoka University

The Anxiety of Antiquities: Role of Archaeology, Museums and Objects in building a nation

 

Chitra Adkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Hindutva and the Political Economy of the Indian Beef

 

Bhargabi Das, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Miya Poetry Movement and the NRC: Questioning Borders?

 

Lourens Wouter van Haaften, KU Leuven

Management Education and Nation Building; Locating IIM-Ahmedabad in India’s Social Imaginaries of Progress since 1961

 

Vadivel Raj, Trinity College Dublin

The Rise and Importance of Tamil Nationalism in India

 

Chair: Prof. John Doyle  

 

16:00 – 16:15 Tea and Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:45 Evening Session (four parallel panels)
Room:

AHCPG01

(Purcell House)

Panel Eleven: Rhetoric of ‘Identity’ 

 

Diana Dimitrova, University of Montreal

Constructing Radhasoami Cultural Identity – Discourses and Ideologies

 

Shafiq Qurban, International Islamic University

Discourse of Pakistan Identity under Strand of Neo Liberal Citizenship: A Case Study of Musharraf Regime

 

Livika, Tata Institute of Social Science

Construction of knowledge and identity: The politics of exclusion of Naga culture from social sciences textbooks of SCERT Nagaland

 

Richa Rana, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Neoliberalism, Caste, and Class: The Moderators of Achievement Motivation Process of Women Research Scholars in India

 

Chair: Prof. Mondira Dutta

 

Room:

AHCPG10

(Purcell House)

Panel Twelve: Revisiting colonialism

 

Lily Tekseng, Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Tribal Learns to Write: ‘Written-Orality’ as a Mode of Interrogating the Archival Narrative of the Indian Northeast

 

Jinan Ashraf, University of Hyderabad

Toward Critical Pedagogies of Reading: James Joyce and the English Classroom in India

 

Anisha Bordoloi, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development

Recruiting ‘Junglees’ for a ‘Jungle’: A Historical Study of the Homogenisation of Lands and Populations Through the Recruitment of Tea Plantation Labour to Assam

 

Chair: Dr. Michael Hinds

 

Room:

AHCPG09

(Purcell House)

Panel Thirteen: Politics of Cyberspace

 

Praveena Kannangattukuzhiyil Prabhakaran, University of Hyderabad

Unheard Voices: Narrativising #Hetoo campaign in the Cyberspace

 

Shikhar  Goel, Ambedkar University

Shutting the Net Down

 

Chair: Dr. Eugenia Siapera

 

Room: AHCPG02

(Purcell House)

Panel Fourteen: Dalit Literature in Contemporary Karnataka: Continuity with Change

 

Dhammadeep Wankhede, Gulbarga University

Buddha; A Ray of Hope in Modern Dalit Literature

 

Hanamant Pote, Gulbarga University

Dalit Consciousness In The Stories Of Devanooru Mahadeva

 

Vikram Visaji, Central University of Karnataka

The Poetry Of K.B. Siddhaiah: A Study In Dalit Puranas And Dalit Cultural Discourses

 

Somashekara D, Central University of Karnataka

Songs Of Protest:  A Socio-Cultural Identity of The Dalits

 

Shrishail Nagaraj, Gulbarga University

Reflection of Dalit Identity and Grievances in Prof. Pote’s Short Stories

 

Chair: Tapasya Narang

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three: Friday, 26thApril 2019

 

10:00 – 11:30 Morning Session (three parallel panels)
 

Room:

AHCPG02

Purcell House

Panel Fifteen: Representations: Identity and Literature

 

Debarati Das, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Locating Myths in Mahasweta Devi’s Literary Works

 

Nisha Kommattam, University of Chicago

The Public Secret: Narratives of Transgression from South India

 

Amit Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dalit’s in Hindi Cinema: A Binary of ‘Self’ and ‘Other’

 

Akshat Seth, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Representations of the Nation in Postmillennial Indian English Commercial Fiction

 

Chair: Prof. Eileen Connolly

 

Room:

AHCPG09

Purcell House

 

Panel Sixteen: Dalit Sub-alternity

 

Mousumi Mandal, Presidency University

Banabibi and the Forest Workers of Sundarbans – A Study of their ‘Unresolved Antagonism’ with the Normative Religions

 

Kalyan Kumar Das, Presidency University

The Doms of West Bengal and a Contemporary ‘Career of the Anti-God’

 

Vincent Kelley , King’s College London

Ambedkarites After Conversion: Contested Sacred Space, Conflicting Buddhisms, and Dalit Popular Culture in Delhi’s Urban Periphery

 

Florian Schybilski, University of Potsdam

‘Modernity as Salvation’ – Narendra Jadhav’s Outcaste and Dalit

Human Rights

 

Chair: Prof. Jonathan Spencer

 

 

Room:

AHCPG11

Purcell House

 

Panel Seventeen: Contested Beliefs in Nationalism

 

Yasir Bashir, Jamia Millia Islamia

Beyond 1947 and Accession: Mapping Contested Histories of the Kashmir Conflict

 

Nandini Gupta, Trinity College Dublin

Can Words Speak Louder than Bullets? : Tracing the Role of Feminist Nationalism in Kashmiri Women’s Struggle for Freedom and Peace

 

Alex Paul O’Connell, Independent researcher

Saffron Secularism: Religious Nationalism in India

 

Krishanu Adhikari, K.R.K.K. College

Rohinton Mistry’s Fiction and the Question of Margin: A Select Study

 

Chandrima Das, Durgapur Women’s College

The Reluctant Administrator: A Reading of Upamanyu Chatterjee’s IAS Novels

 

Chair: Dr. Kenneth McDonagh

 

11:30 – 11:45 Tea and Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:15 Morning Session (three parallel panels)
Room:

AHCPG02

Purcell House

Panel Eighteen: Adivasi Identity

 

Dalel Benbabaali, University of Oxford

‘Hill and plain land Adivasis of Bangladesh: A comparative study of indigenous peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and in Northern Bangladesh’

 

Bishnu Satapathy, University of Delhi

Hinduization and Tribal Mobilization

 

Chandreyi Sengupta, Jadavpur University

Co-existence of cooperation and conflict: Reconstructing identities in the Koch-Rajbanshi sovereignty politics of India

 

Nupur Tiwary, KU Leuven

From Christian missionary schools to Ashram schools: deciphering the concept of education for Adivasis in Jharkhand, India

 

Chair: Prof. John Doyle

 

Room:

AHCPG09

Purcell House

 

Panel Nineteen: Identity Formation in the North- East

 

Rinzing Ongmu Sherpa, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Politics of Ethnicity and Identity Formation: A Study of the Sherpas of Sikkim Post 1975

 

Mukuta Borah, Sharda University

Narrating Conflict: Representations of Women Caught in Conflict Zones in Contemporary Assamese Literature

 

Violina Borah, University of Delhi

Felanee: Framing identities of women during the socio-political movements in Assam in the 1970s

 

Antora Borah, University of Delhi

Semiya as Hybrid Identity: Immigrant Bangladeshi in an Emergent Collectivity in a foothill village of Assam-Nagaland

 

Chair: Dr. Jivanta Schottli

 

Room:

AHCPG02

Purcell House

 

Panel Twenty: Interpreting the Past

 

Rukma Prince, University of Hyderabad

Beyond the Secular: Religion in Contemporary Pakistani Novels in English

 

Averi Saha, Kanchrapara College

Narration and Interpretation: Oral and Written Retelling of Indian Myths

 

Anindita Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi

Reflecting the Real: Class to Caste Conflict in India

 

Anuroop Kaur Sandhu, University of Delhi

Mother Tongue and Identity Politics: A Comparative Study of the

Role of Singh Sabha Movement and Gaelic League in the Creation of a

Political and Literary Identity of Punjab and Ireland

 

Chair: Dr. Arpita Chakraborty

 

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Session (two parallel panels)
Room:

AHCPG09

Purcell House

Panel Twenty One: Colours of Desire: Queer Politics

 

Ina Goel, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The queer paradox of being ‘third’ gender – constructions and contradictions in framing the hijra identity in India

 

Beauty Thounaojam, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Transgender Idenan Experience: A Case Study of the Nupi-Maanbi of Manipur

 

Agaja P, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Home away from Natal Home : A Study of Migrant transmen in Bangalore city

 

Priya Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Whose “ethos”?: A critique of the heteronormative policy-making around Indian Surrogacy

 

Madhuparna Karmakar, School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University

Identity Politics, ‘Difference’ and Feminisms in India

 

Chair: Dr. Jean-Phillipe Imbert

 

Room:

AHCPG11

Purcell House

Panel Twenty Two: Reading Identity, Resistance and Desire in South-Asia

 

Dhananjay Kumar Rai, Central University of Gujarat

Irreconcilable Reconciliation and Recovering the Political: A Quest for De-Identitarianism in South Asia

 

Rityusha Tiwary, Delhi University

The Nation and the Other: Tales of Subversion and Convalescence in Contemporary Hindi Cinema

 

Gourab Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Love in the time of Smart-phones: Reading Caste and Masculinity in Gay Cruising and Tourism in India

 

Chair: Prof. Mondira Dutta

 

 

15:30 – 16:30

AHCPG02

Purcell House

 

Closing Lecture by Prof.  Subrata K  Mitra, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, South Asian Institute, Heidelberg University  on

 

Political Science in an Age of Uncertainty: The ‘Rational’ Voter in Indian Elections

 

Welcome and Vote of Thanks by Prof. John Doyle, Director, IICRR, Dublin City University

17:00 – 18:00  

Cultural Event and Wine Reception (Dining Hall)

Concert by DCU Trad Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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